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Accident: 14489322 - Employee Killed In Fall From I-Beam

Accident: 14489322 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 12/08/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1787832312/09/19881791Standard Erectors Co., Inc.
Employee #1, an iron worker, was assisting in the construction of a lintel beam, which was attached beneath the I-beam of a floor that had not yet been installed. He was holding onto the vertical I-beam halfway between the ninth and tenth floors with one hand while holding a wrench attached to a nut with the other hand. He lost his grip and fell nine stories along the exterior of the building. Employee #1 was killed. There were no nets erected around the perimeter of the building.
Keywords: beam, iron worker, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, net, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17878323 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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